One of the endearing personality traits of wine lovers in Greenville is their generosity. This kindness translates annually to the American Red Cross of Upstate South Carolina Fine Wine Auction, which is now in its 16th year. Last year $260,000 was raised in this one evening to benefit Red Cross programs and services that provide relief to disaster victims and aid in emergencies.
Almost every night on the local news you can hear how the Red Cross has helped individuals and on January 23, 2010, the Upstate community has the opportunity to give back. The black tie event with a Rio Carnival theme will be held at the Hyatt Regency at 6pm. There will be a wine tasting, silent auction, seated dinner, live auction, dancing and cocktails. Local businesses and individuals donate bottles, cases, wine tasting events, exciting getaways and gift certificates from local upscale retailers.